I'm a beginner in the darkroom so I apologize for asking something that clearly must have a good answer ...
I just cant figure it out myself (hungover right now too :P) >>
Why are most .. well, all easel's that I've seen painted white ?
I would have thought to cut down on reflections (and the resultant loss of contrast in a print) it would be prudent to color everything in a darkroom matte black .... It would be a drab place to be, but maybe at least around the easel/enlarger area ??